Fans of quirky, magical tales are going to love this endearing story!

My Thoughts:

Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

4.5 stars magical stars to Harry’s Trees! 🌲 🌲 🌲 🌲.5

Harry Crane is 34 years old and a lover of trees. I can relate! He works as an analyst for the US Forest Service office. Unfortunately, Harry’s wife passes away in a tragic accident for which he feels responsible, and he seeks shelter amongst the trees. He wants to be lost in the forest and never found.

But fate has different plans for Harry when he meets Oriana, a young girl who is also grief-stricken because she lost her father.

Oriana is a character to love. She spends time in her fantastical treehouse that her father built for her, and she absolutely loves to read. One of her best friends is Olive the librarian. Olive gives Oriana a special book, The Grum’s Ledger, that plays a central part in the heart of this story.

Harry shares with the reader his affinity for trees. He describes them with luscious detail, as a special side element to the story.

The way this book comes together is nothing short of magical. In Harry’s Trees, there is real human suffering through tragic loss. But there is also hope and healing, and most endearingly of all, magic through the eyes of a child.

Harry’s Trees is a captivating tale of discovering friendship in times of despair and traveling through tragedy to redemption.

Thank you to Jon Cohen, MIRA/Harlequin, and Edelweiss for the complimentary copy. Harry’s Trees will be released on June 12, 2018.
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The first thing you learn when you climb a tree is to hold on. Now it’s time for Harry to learn to let go…

Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane, lifelong lover of trees, works as an analyst in a treeless US Forest Service office. When his wife dies in a freak accident, devastated, he makes his way to the remote woods of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, intent on losing himself. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. She, too, has lost someone—her father. And in the magical, willful world of her reckoning, Oriana believes that Harry is the key to finding her way back to him.

As Harry agrees to help the young girl, the unlikeliest of elements—a tree house, a Wolf, a small-town librarian and a book called The Grum’s Ledger—come together to create the biggest sensation ever to descend upon the Endless Mountains…a golden adventure that will fulfill Oriana’s wildest dreams and open the door to a new life for Harry.

“Harry’s Trees” is an uplifting tale about love, loss, friendship and redemption. Fans of Fredrik Backman’s “A Man Called Ove” and Gabrielle Zevin’s “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry will find in its relentless good humor a much-needed remedy for these fraught times.”

Are you a fan of Fredrik Backman’s books, or have you read The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR